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Drug-resistant TB

A new study offers new hope | Andrew Nunn and I.D. Rusen | Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death in the world from a single infectious disease, causing more deaths than HIV/AIDS. In 2017, 10 million people developed TB disease globally and an estimated 1.6 million died. One …

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Women in power

Why cabinet matters more than parliament | Melinda Adams & John Scherpereel | How do we know whether women are achieving equitable levels of political representation? For many years, scholars have focused on women’s representation in legislatures. But in many African states power is in fact concentrated in the executive …

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The case for a global constitution

Given the extent of globalisation’s progress we cannot simply stay in our lane and hope for the best. Project Syndicate | KAUSHIK BASU | In my book `The Republic of Beliefs: A New Approach to Law and Economics’, I was eager to demonstrate how the methods that have emerged from …

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Europe’s captured media

Independent media is fleeing attacks by government and involvement by large financial groups COMMENT | MARIUS DRAGOMIR | In its March 22 edition, the Slovenian weekly magazine Mladina featured on its cover a cartoon of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán performing a Nazi salute while being hugged by right-wing politicians of …

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CIC Insurance sees better times ahead

Insurer’s losses more than triple to Shs 6.39bn in 2018 Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Cooperative Insurance Company Africa Uganda Ltd, commonly known as CIC insurance, recorded a sharp drop in profits last year but management assures its shareholders that everything is in control. The company’s financial results for …

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